As If Their Little Hearts Would Break

This is the second post based on a cabinet card I found in a shop in Allen, Michigan.  The photo was identified as Inez Swartz "Adrian Home girl," which was a term used for residents of the Adrian Industrial School for Girls. If you'd like to see the complete cabinet card image and read my... Continue Reading →

Adrian Home Girl

The young woman who sat for this photograph is identified on the reverse as Inez Swartz.  The photographers Genevieve Dey & Grace Hayden, worked together in Hillsdale, Michigan, from 1899 to no later than 1904, which helps to date this image. The words "Adrian Home girl" penned below the name was in reference to the... Continue Reading →

Let’s Do the Twist

According to the writing on the reverse of this real photo postcard (RPPC), our sitters are Livonia Osborn and Howard Strong.  Also penned on the back is "Mardi Gras 1923" which explains the kooky pretzel get-ups. I wasn't so sure the name Howard E. Strong identified our second sitter because of how the names were... Continue Reading →

Working in the Coal Mines

The Ball children pictured in this school photo grew up near Athens, Ohio where their father, George, supported his family as a coal miner. Ethel Ball was the oldest sibling and worked as a schoolteacher.  Based on Ethel's outfit matching the woman behind her I suspect she was teaching when this photo was taken. I... Continue Reading →

Do Si Do Darling

Patricia Wade, born in 1923, was the daughter of Pearl (Waterson) Wade whom I featured in this post.  This photograph was found with family photos that belonged to Fern (Waterson) Hardenburg. Patricia married Dave Robertson on August 30, 1946.  Her beau was newly discharged from the Canadian Army after serving four years during WWII.  I... Continue Reading →

1937 L.D.S Nursing Graduates

Mary Thompson and Ione Rich graduated in 1937 from the L.D.S. (Latter-day Saints) Hospital Nursing School in Salt Lake City, Utah along with 30 classmates. It's through Mary that I came to own a soft leather-bound book containing portraits of these graduates.  Side note: Is it just me or does Mary look a lot like... Continue Reading →

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